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Bones, Head Cases & House


Boreanaz Bites into 'Bones' "After playing the same tortured vampire with a soul for three seasons of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and five seasons of 'Angel' on The WB Network, David Boreanaz is eager to carve a new niche." (Source: Zap2It, Saturday, September 10, 2005)

That's right - the guy I know as Angel is now no-nonsense FBI Agent Seeley Booth, who (in a VERY lame contrived way) is agress to allow forensic anthropologist and mystery-book author Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as his partner. Her skills at analyzing skeletal remains yields vital clues to crime. His nickname for her is *gasp* "Bones" hence the title of the series.

Story-wise: nothing too outstanding. it's too convenient that they happen to have a prototype hologram thingy that can totally recreate the probably image of the person whose skull they are trying to identify. It's based in Washington, D.C. - so if nothing else, the scenes outside of the lab are quite different from the other shows out there. It's a slightly different track than all those process-focused shows like CSI, so a small plus for some originality.

The major letdown is the total lack of chemistry between Booth & Bones.
I think they are trying to paint a "unacknowledged sexual tension" between them, but, ugh, it totally fizzles instead of sizzles :-(

And are we supposed to believe that someone is so into her work that she really doesn't get any current pop culture references? For example, when Booth caves in to her demand to be partners, he says "Fine. I'm Mulder, you're Scully." What's her response? "I don't understand what you are saying." And she says this SO often. In this flat voice I find totally unbelievable.

I'm gonna watch a few more episodes, to see if it improves any.

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Head Cases
Fox sees little turnout for Head Cases premiere (article HERE).

Remember Chandler's psycho roomaate? Uh-huh, Adam Goldberg pretty much plays the same character, with the same annoying result. And Chris O'Donnell's character is just as bad. Not even going to bother with a proper review - all I can say is, IT SUCKED!

oh guess what? I see now that FOX decided to cancel the show, due to the poor response. After just TWO episodes.

But guess what they are replacing that time slot with? reruns of reality shows like The Simple Life and Nanny 911. Great. Quality programming. Not.

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Aaaah, my favourite anti-hero doctor is back for a second season, and is as cranky as ever. To paraphrase someone I know: "I really like that guy! He says things that I wish I had the courage to say out loud, and I'm pretty outspoken!"

Yep... I'm looking forward to Tuesday nights! :-)

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I just realised ... these are ALL shows on the FOX network. I wonder what that says about me.... or them... :p

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